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The Travel Bug - Benjamin Gilmour

Hardcover Published: 30th January 2017
ISBN: 9780143780137
Number Of Pages: 32

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The journey of a bug with an identity crisis

A strange little bug doesn't know who he is or where he's from. Even his name is a mystery. So he sets off to seek answers. He journeys the world meeting wonderful creatures, seeing amazing sights and eating delicious food. Adventures he has, but still no one knows what insect he is. Maybe, just maybe, the path he is on is the answer he seeks. The Travel Bug is a gently philosophical picture book about identity, fate, the joy of travelling, and the discovery of kindness and kinship across cultures.

About the Author

Benjamin Gilmour won numerous poetry awards in his late teens and at the age of nineteen was the youngest poet to be published in literary journals Quadrant, Island and Going Down Swinging. His first anthology of poetry was published in 1998. Since then, Benjamin has travelled the world, worked as a paramedic, directed the critically acclaimed feature film Son of a Lion and published Warrior Poets (Allen & Unwin), a narrative non-fiction work about his experiences making the film in Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

Benjamin’s most recent book is Paramedico (HarperCollins, 2013) about paramedics around the world. A film of the same name screened at the Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for the Foxtel Best Documentary Award, 2012.

Fabulous book to excite children to the world and bugs


Children engage well with the travel bug and get excited about travelling to different places and finding out more about who you are as you go.

Sydney, Australia


A fun little tail about difference


My girls love this book. The travel bug takes us on a journey around the globe with a bug that is trying to find its clan. Good to show children different places in the world and a way to introduce that we are all unique.

Sydney, Australia


The Travel Bug

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ISBN: 9780143780137
ISBN-10: 0143780131
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 30th January 2017
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 22.7  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1